The stark difference between the rich and the poor, side by side

Illustration for article titled The stark difference between the rich and the poor, side by side

The line is so thin yet the gap is so big. This ad campaign, Erase the Differences, shows how wealthy people and poor communities can literally live right next to each other but experience such different lives. You'd think the images are Photoshopped but they're just aerial photographs of real life living situations in Mexico.

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PetaPixel says the campaign was done by photographer Oscar Ruíz for Publicis Mexico with a tagline, "This image has not been modified. It's time to change that."

Illustration for article titled The stark difference between the rich and the poor, side by side
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Illustration for article titled The stark difference between the rich and the poor, side by side
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sneakyweasel
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I grew up in the trailer park between the state pen and the projects. I worked as a construction laborer, followed instructions and hustled, and climbed out of the ditch to become the field engineers assistant. When the construction company failed I washed cars and trucks at a rental car place and was polite and professional with customers so I moved into the office and rented the cars and sold the insurance. When I had enough money I went to the state college and got an engineering degree. I lived in the dorms for 4 years. I met my future wife during one summer before I graduated. She detassled corn and worked at a grocery store in HS and state college. We got our degrees and after struggling and sharing (I kid you not) a $250 a month studio apt I finally got an engineering job. That was 20 years ago. These pictures are my life at different points in time.